Understanding when you are in need of home improvements is one of the best ways to make sure small issues don’t become worse. This can and will save you money. When it comes to your homes siding, there is no exception to the rule. So in order to stay on top of your siding, how/when do you know that’s time for repairs/new installations to be made? There are a variety of issues that can deteriorate the overall integrity of siding, so keeping an eye out for them is crucial:
Tips that I am in need of new siding:
House Needs Frequent Painting: Aging and old siding on a home won’t hold its color for very long. If you find yourself every 5 years repainting your house then that’s a siding that there is a fundamental issue. Siding at the least should hold its color for 8-10 years and with some of our solutions much longer.
Spiking Heating & Cooling Bills: If you’ve noticed over time that your heating & cooling bills have started to climb, then there most likely is an issue with your homes ability to keep a constant temperature. Whether it be your windows, doors, roofing or siding you should fix the issue before your inflated bills continue.
Poor siding and low quality insulation frequently lead to the following issue about.
Peeling & Loose Wallpaper & Paint: As your homes siding starts to fall apart, moisture will make its way inside. With moisture built up on the inside of your walls, paint & wallpaper will start to pull off the walls. If you notice this happening on any walls in your home, there is a good chance that a leak is somewhere.
Dry Rot: Something that isn’t very noticeable to the eye is dry rot. Underneath the siding of your home, dry rot begins by eating away at the body of your siding. The outer surface stays intact but the siding itself becomes useless. Take the handle of your screwdriver and tap it throughout your siding. If you hear an emptiness then you’ll realize the siding has been compromised.
Rotting & Warping: Walk around your house and look for siding that has changed shape. If your siding has warped, looks cracked or is loose then this is a serious problem. A small area that has any of these issues can potential receive a repair but if it’s wide spread throughout your home then you’ll certainly need a replacement.
If you have any questions about your siding please feel free to reach out to Mario’s Roofing. We can be contacted over the phone at 781-344-2420 or through our online contact form.